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Played Challenges

From argument to object - 1085 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Un"finnish"ed Work - 102 entries

Replace å by a, ä by a and ö by o.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Saving the hashes(#) - 1740 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 7
multiple cursor alternative - 1062 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cool or not? - 449 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Create a table - 243 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add semicolons - 1422 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 1549 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 9169 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 3909 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
comment and uncomment code inline - 797 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple, Practical, and Common - 24959 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
Missing Library and a Typo - 680 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 11726 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Array transposition - 1591 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
One number per line - 12718 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Adam's challenge - 776 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Box it - 2882 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
Todo list specification - 293 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hello ${world} - 223 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 168 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Subnetting - 65 entries

Split up the IP addresses in the right way.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 2
simple format - 2817 entries

make it look better.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 1
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